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Coventry shopkeeper fined for selling dangerous gun-shaped laser pens

Published on Monday, 24 September 2018 in Trading standards news

A Coventry shopkeeper has been fined for selling dangerous gun-shaped laser pointers and stocking out of date food.

Council continues fight for tougher sentencing laws

Published on Friday, 21 September 2018 in Parking, travel and streets news

The Leader of Coventry City Council has been assured the government will bring in new laws to get tough on those who kill through dangerous driving – but ministers have failed to say when.

Coventry 70-year-olds invited to a right Royal party

Published on Thursday, 20 September 2018 in Community and living news

HRH The Prince of Wales turns 70 in November, and to celebrate, the Lord Mayor of Coventry is organising a special event– for all those doing the same.

Arabian Bites cook up a storm at their new city centre home!

Published on Thursday, 20 September 2018 in Leisure and culture news

Arabian Bites, set up in May this year, is a vegan café specialising in Middle Eastern cuisine, offering a selection of carefully prepared fresh mezze dishes to choose from.

Wave

Waterpark name revealed

Published on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 in Regeneration news

The £36.7 million water park currently under construction on the former Spire House site in the city centre will be called The Wave.

Ambassadors

Tokyo learns from Coventry Ambassadors

Published on Tuesday, 18 September 2018 in Community and living news

Organisers of Tokyo 2020 have been getting some tips on Olympics expertise from the Coventry Ambassadors.

Peace fun

City welcomes Peace Runners

Published on Friday, 14 September 2018 in Events news

The world’s longest relay run which promotes global peace was welcomed to Coventry at the internationally-recognised peace forum being held in the city.

Imagineer

Are you ready to Imagine, Make, and be Inspired?

Published on Thursday, 13 September 2018 in Events news

The fifth edition of the Festival of Imagineers, Coventry’s annual festival which celebrates art, design and engineering returns in just under one week’s time and runs from 17 – 22 September.

RISING

City hosts global peace forum

Published on Thursday, 13 September 2018 in Events news

Coventry’s world-leading reputation as a centre for reconciliation and for promoting sustainable peace was strengthened this week as the city hosted an internationally-recognised peace forum.

New term at Culture Coventry Museums: Cézanne, STEM, assemblies, INSET days and travel bursaries available

Published on Thursday, 13 September 2018 in Services for schools news

We are looking forward to an exciting autumn at the Museums including our fantastic mix of art, history and stem learning sessions at Coventry Transport Museum, the Herbert and Lunt Roman Fort

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day 2018: Working together to prevent suicide

Published on Monday, 10 September 2018 in Public health news

Partners throughout Coventry and Warwickshire are coming together to mark World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) in a series of events across the region on Monday 10 September.

Samaritans lend an ear at wellbeing roadshow in Coventry

Published on Monday, 10 September 2018 in Community and living news

Samaritans volunteers and Coventry City Council staff are running a roadshow on Saturday 15 September.

Directory of schools and other educational establishments

Published on Thursday, 06 September 2018 in Services for schools news

The directory of schools and other educational establishments has been updated.

Nightclub has licence suspended

Published on Wednesday, 05 September 2018 in Licensing and regulation news

A nightclub has had its licence suspended by Coventry City Council.

EMAS welcomes new colleagues

Published on Wednesday, 05 September 2018 in Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS) news

Coventry's EMAS welcomes two new colleagues to its team. Leanne Cameron and Kirsty Holden have started working for our service this month.

Cricket Pitches, Parks Open Spaces

Bowled over by new Non-Turf Pitches

Published on Wednesday, 05 September 2018 in Parks and open spaces news

New cricket pitches are being created in Coventry parks and open spaces in a partnership between Coventry City Council and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

Rick Stanton receives his Good Citizen Award

Coventry's international hero receives Good Citizen Award

Published on Wednesday, 05 September 2018 in Lord Mayor news

One of the heroes of the Thailand cave rescue has been honoured for his bravery by his home city.

Go Electric Taxi

UK first as “Go Electric Taxi” scheme is launched in Coventry, the home of the black cab

Published on Wednesday, 05 September 2018 in Hackney Carriage (i.e. Taxi) and Private Hire licensing news

The UK’s most extensive programme for encouraging taxi drivers to upgrade to an electric vehicle is being launched in Coventry today

Knife Crime Conference to challenge perspectives of pupils

Published on Tuesday, 04 September 2018 in Schools and schooling news

A conference created to educate some of the city’s secondary school pupils on the dangers and impact of knife crime will be held this week.

Week of code sessions coming to Central Library

Published on Monday, 03 September 2018 in Libraries news

A whole week of events dedicated to coding is coming to Central Library in October.

Great success for Godiva

Godiva Festival attracts over 115,000 visitors over the weekend

Published on Monday, 03 September 2018 in Events news

Godiva Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary in style, with thousands of people entering the festival site across the weekend to enjoy the activities.

Columb

Columb says goodbye after 58 years on the city’s roads

Published on Thursday, 30 August 2018 in Council and democracy news

Council worker Columb McCoy has decided to put his feet up at the age of 80 after an incredible 58 year career of keeping the city’s roads in order.

Severn Trent CEO, Liv Garfield and Cllr Kamran Caan

Severn Trent launches Refill project across Coventry

Published on Thursday, 30 August 2018 in Public health news

Severn Trent is teaming up with local businesses and the City Council to make sure the people of Coventry can enjoy wonderful water when they’re out and about.

Improved performance for Coventry students in new, tougher GCSEs

Published on Thursday, 23 August 2018 in Education and learning news

Early indications suggest Coventry students have performed really well in this year’s new, tougher GCSE exams.

More city people finding work

Published on Thursday, 23 August 2018 in Jobs and careers news

Coventry has been highlighted in a government report for the way it has helped more local people find work.

Residents' representatives tour Jaguar Land Rover site

Published on Wednesday, 22 August 2018 in Planning and development news

Representatives from residents' groups across Whitley, Stonehouse Estate and Cheylesmore had the chance to visit Jaguar Land Rover earlier this week.

Godiva Festival Paradise Tent lineup confirmed

Published on Wednesday, 22 August 2018 in Events news

Godiva Festival has confirmed a day of community activities thanks to programming from the Coventry Music Hub and Birmingham Conservatoire.

Family field

It’s not all about the music – Godiva Festival announces family activities across the weekend

Published on Friday, 17 August 2018 in Events news

There’s plenty more to look forward to at Godiva Festival if you aren’t into your music, as it has a range of activities dedicated to fun the whole family can get involved in.

Joe Dolman

Godiva Festival Saturday Rhythm Tent line-up revealed

Published on Thursday, 16 August 2018 in Events news

Godiva Festival organisers have confirmed the line up for Saturday’s Rhythm Tent.

Coventry’s A-Level students celebrate success

Published on Thursday, 16 August 2018 in Education and learning news

Coventry’s sixth formers are celebrating their A-Level results today with 97.4% of students achieving an A*-E grade, in line with national results.

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